July 30, 2010
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport has begun a beekeeping initiative as part of its commitment to the environment.
In partnership with the Honeybee Centre, the hotel has 24 colonies residing in McDonald Beach Park, located five minutes from the hotel.
Executive Chef Kamal Silva is planning a signature line-up of honey harvest offerings, and the honey will be used to sweeten teas, coffees, yogurt, waffles, pancakes, dressings, garnishes, cocktails and more.
“After many months of coordination with YVR, our hives are now installed and are a first for any airport and hotel partnership,” says Executive Chef, Kamal Silva. “We’re already seeing the fruits of our bees’ hard work as they forage and produce some of Richmond’s best local honey. In just the first couple of weeks, I’ve tasted raspberry and blueberry notes in our honey that will continue to be infused with flowers and herbs throughout the season.”
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